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Water Polo: Britain lose to Greece at European Championships

July 21, 2014

Britain’s women’s water polo team lost their first game of the European Championships, going down 9-7 against Greece.



In what could be the team’s last tournament because of the cut in their funding by UK Sport, the scores were level at 6-6 going into the final quarter, but two extra-player goals from Alexandra Asimaki and Christina Tsoukala made all the difference.

Because of the cut in funding, unless a successful campaign can lead to qualification for the World Championships in 2015, the team will be forced to disband.

Team GB member Chloe Wilcox told the BBC: “If we qualify for the World Championships that’s something to say – someone’s got to throw some more money at us.

“Fingers crossed it will happen and we can continue the team going for at least another year.”

Beth Shine, Sportsister
The Women’s Sports Magazine


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